Earlier today the Hon. Steve Herbert, Minister for Training and Skills attended the annual Apprenticeship luncheon with leading organisations from Victorian group training organisations, TAFE institutes and employment agencies.
Group Training Association of Victoria (GTAV) chair Mr Dean Luciani officially launched the new brand – Apprenticeship Employment Network. “During the past 30 years our members have employed and supported an estimated 150,000 young people into a wide range of apprenticeships”. “Today we launch a new name that we believe will provide a stronger connection with the community”
In February this year the Victorian Government announced it is committed to providing $9.3million in funding over the next 3 years to support Victorian group training organisations employ apprentices and trainees.
Currently our not-for-profit network employs over 7500 apprentices and trainees each year in all industry sectors with a heavy focus on traditional trade areas. We work with local communities and employers to match young people with meaningful work.
“Our members provide a safety net and flexibility for both the apprentice and host employer over the period of their training, and we congratulate the Victorian Government on their long term commitment to our industry” said Dean Luciani.
Gary Workman, Executive Director of Apprenticeship Employment Network, also discussed the valuable work that members provide in their local communities. “Australia is facing shortages of skilled workers in many areas and apprenticeships are a way of ensuring we have skilled workers for the future, and that we do not leave a generation of young people permanently locked out of the workforce.”
Executive Director GTAV
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Event / Announcement details
RACV Club Melbourne
501 Burke Street Melbourne
Thursday 3 March 12.00 – 2.00pm